RADISSON DIAMOND SOLD, CRUISES CANCELLED AFTER JUNE 4
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) has been forced to cancel all sailings of the Radisson Diamond from June 4 onward following news that the ship’s new owners are taking possession of the vessel earlier than planned. RSSC officials had hoped the owners, Hong Kong-based Asia Cruises, would allow the cruise line to continue its charter of the Diamond through October. RSSC is giving affected passengers a full refund, as well as a US$700 future cruise credit, which may be applied to any available cruise of seven nights or longer in 2005 aboard the Seven Seas Voyager, Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Navigator. As well, agents will receive US$100 for each cancelled booking and a US$100 per passenger bonus commission for rebooking clients in 2005. According to the new owners, the Diamond will be repositioned to Hong Kong, renamed, and used as a casino ship for the Chinese market.